One Thing, Three Ways: Mother and Child Sea Otters
As our day at Point Lobos was coming to an end, we saw this mother and child sea otters snuggled together in Whaler’s Cove. Sea Otters hang out by kelp forests, snacking on sea urchins and sometimes wrapping themselves in kelp while sleeping to keep from drifting away. Because the sea otters blend in so easily with the kelp, we almost missed this incredible sighting and these shots. As I watched them co-sleep, I was reminded of how similar we mammals are, whether we live on land or in the sea, whether we have opposable thumbs or big flippers.
Below are three of my favorites. What do you think? Do you have a favorite below?
Sea Otter Photo #1. Like any mother/child co-sleeping arrangement, it started with the baby’s feet in momma’s face…
Sea Otter Photo #2. …and then the baby got turned around, waking up momma in the process, but not impacting his sleep schedule…
Sea Otter Photo #3. …and finally everyone is back to sleep, with momma snuggling baby sea otter.
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So cute 🙂
Thanks so much! I feel so lucky to have been able to capture them in the wild this past summer!
dat is sooo sweet 🙂
Thanks so much! They were ADORABLE!
oh, how joyful this moment! ♥
It was SUCH an amazing experience!
These have got to be my favourite little animal. They are impossibly cute. Fabulous photos.
Thanks, Chill! It was such an awesome experience!
What great shots. I love the third photo the best. You can really see their faces well. Nicely done.
Thanks Darlene! That shot made the 30 minutes I sat there watching them and clicking most meaningful!
Love that second shot!
Aren’t they too cute?!?!